Charlton’s Lyle Taylor: 'We're not going to end racism with a stupid hashtag' | Ben Fisher

23 October 2019 09:00
Striker says racism is happening at all levels in England but is more upbeat about dying his hair pink and the £30,000 raised for Cancer Research UKLyle Taylor’s blood is boiling. The striker, who says he has been racially abused six or seven times throughout a career that has taken him from Concord Rangers in the Isthmian Division One North to Charlton Athletic in the Championship, is disillusioned and exasperated at football’s failure to truly tackle the discrimination that continues to pollute the game. Hearing Taylor question whether anything has changed since Raheem Sterling was abused by a Chelsea fan in December and recount the racial slurs he has suffered, from being called “a coon” while playing for Falkirk to being sent banana and monkey emojis on social media, makes difficult but necessary listening. Related: Haringey is the perfect place for football to take a stand against racism | Helen Parton Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian